Stewart M. Leviss, Partner
United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
American University, Washington College of Law, J.D. , Senior staff member, Administrative Law Journal
Tufts University, B.A.
Rated as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
Selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers (2005-2021) and named a Top 100 New Jersey Lawyer (2018-2021)
2021 Best Lawyers, New York Area edition, Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation (Plaintiffs)
Rated by Avvo
Stewart Leviss, a member of the Litigation practice, is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. As a trial lawyer, Stewart has achieved successful results for his clients in the state and federal courts. He has litigated a wide variety of claims, including professional malpractice, product defect and personal injury lawsuits, business torts and commercial litigation, and employment litigation (including sexual harassment and discrimination claims), as well as actions brought in the chancery courts.
Among his notable successes have been:
- $7 million recovery with co-counsel for parents whose child suffered catastrophic brain damage during delivery
- $1.95 million recovery for a client who required kidney transplant because of a delayed diagnosis of renal disease
- $1.5 million recovery for a client injured by a falling tree on a forest path
- $1.4 million recovery for a worker who suffered arm injuries caused by a conveyor belt on an industrial food preparation machine
- $2.75 million for a commercial developer deceived by a business partner
- $900,000 recovery for the failure of an emergency room doctor to timely recognize and treat an elderly patient’s internal bleeding, which resulted in death
- $1.25 million to the estate of a patient whose critical lab tests were ignored and not read in time
- $1.85 million recovery to a truck driver injured by a negligent forklift driver unloading the truck cargo
- $700,000 recovery to the estate of a patient who suffered a fatal heart attack during medical testing to diagnose his heart condition
- $1.3 million recovery to the estate of a hospital patient whose death occurred when necessary medical equipment was broken
Stewart has numerous trial verdicts and settlements for victims of hazardous and unsafe conditions in stores, sidewalks and parking lots; students bullied at schools run by negligent school administrators; people injured in car accidents; victims of abuse by members of religious clergy; and people injured when others fail to follow the rules of safety.
Having both prosecuted and defended lawsuits in the trial courts, Stewart has a unique perspective, giving him the ability to develop an effective strategy for his clients, whether through litigation or other means of dispute resolution.
After graduating from law school, Stewart served as a Judicial Intern with the Honorable Richard A. Levie of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Recognized for integrity by the New Jersey Office of Attorney Ethics, Stewart has been Chairman of the District VB Ethics Committee and a member of the District V Fee Arbitration Committee.
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